Memorial Day was originally called Decoration Day, a day to honor American Civil War dead. Following World War I, Memorial Day became a day to honor soldiers killed in all wars. Honor the nation’s fallen military men and women with the following lessons and activities.
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have contributed to politics, military, medicine, aviation, entertainment, sports, and much more in the United States.
May is Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, which offers a great opportunity to celebrate Asian Americans’ and Pacific Islanders’ heritage and contributions with these lessons and activities.
Earth Day is Monday April 22, 2019. Explore new and review familiar ways to live responsibly with these lessons, projects, activities, and games.
Resources include videos, arts & crafts, printables, worksheets, interactive maps, and tutorials. They will help your students learn about and explore Irish culture, history, and traditions, including Irish folktales, literature, recipes, Celtic art and mythology, the Great Potato Famine, and more.
For Grades K-5
1. Jamie O’Rourke and the Big Potato (8:08)
An Irish folktale. A leprechaun offers Jamie O’Rourke the biggest potato in the world if Jamie will let him go. (Grades K-2)
March is Music In Our Schools Month (MIOSM), and the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) website provides ideas for how to participate in MIOSM and promote support for school music. A menu offers downloadable MIOSM logos for web and print use, and activity ideas.
How to Incorporate Music in Your Subject Suggests how teachers can include music in math, foreign language, social studies, and language arts classes. Read more
The theme for Women’s History Month 2019 is “Visionary Women: Champions of Peace & Nonviolence.” This March, examine the changing cultural perceptions of women in society and honor their contributions with the following lessons and activities.
This Presidents’ Day, celebrate the lives of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, their contributions to the United States, and the lives and contributions of all our 45 presidents.
To help you integrate Black History Month into your classroom, below is a selection of lesson plans that cover a variety subjects and that can be adapted to fit multiple grade levels.
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Help students put in perspective Martin Luther King Jr.’s life, his impact on the Civil Rights Movement, and his significance to American culture and history.
These lessons, activities, and other resources help students develop an understanding of the mechanisms that bring about seasonal changes and how animals have adapted to them.